Your STL Weekend Event Guide for Thursday, September 5th through Sunday, September 8th so you can start planning in advance.
Hops for Cops: Sample local brews while helping your men in blue. Members of The Third District (3D) Police Partnership are hosting Hops for Cops, a Microbrewery Fundraiser. The proceeds help pay for supplies for officers serving in their district. Participating breweries include: Civil Life, 4 Hands, Urban Chestnut, Square One, Morgan Street, Alpha, Cathedral Square, and support from Anheuser Busch In-Bev and Lohr Distributing Co. Performances by Lafayette Square Blues band, featuring Officer Brian Min, followed by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers. Advanced tickets are $30 or $35 at the door. Admission includes beer tasting, souvenir tasting glass, food samples and live music, plus raffle prizes. This is one event I’d recommend not trying to sneak in with a fake ID or drink under-age.
Date: Thursday, September 5th
Place: Casa Loma Ballroom – 3354 Iowa Ave
20th Annual St. Louis Art Fair: A free celebration of the visual and performing arts. Held annually in Clayton’s central business district, the main focus is an easy-access juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and craft with exhibiting artists. Live performances from Foggy Memory Boys, Letter To Memphis, STL Cultural Flamenco Society, Fanfare, Samba Bom, Sean Coray and so many more. The event also includes hands on activities for children, and showcases from some of St. Louis’ top restaurants. So much to see, so little time.
Date: Fri, Sept 6th-Sun, Sept 8th
Time: Fri: 5-10pm, Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-5pm
Place: Downtown Clayton – Forsyth & Meramec
Hispanic Festival: A colorful and festive event celebrating the common heritage of Hispanic nations. The funds raised are used to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students as well as under-privileged children and their families. The Welcoming Ceremony will host Mayor Francis Slay, Charlie Dooley and other local dignitaries followed by the 2nd Annual Parade of Hispanic Nations at 5pm. In addition, the event will include: Hispanic Folkloric dancers, the Los Ninos Kids Corner, 7 live Latino bands playing a variety of music, traditional folkloric dancers who will perform and offer dance lessons in salsa and bachata, a Cultural Village offering a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America, folk arts & crafts and information booths, and the Hispanic Heritage Fashion Show.
Date: Fri, Sept 6th-Sun, Sept 8th
Time: Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 11am-9pm
Place: Downtown – Kiener Plaza
Art Outside: A three-day juried alternative art fair featuring art from over 50 artists based here in the St. Louis area. In addition to the art, the event features plenty of live music, including: The Lonesome Threesome, The Nevermores, Lookout Joe and more, plus plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly. Check out the art gallery on the Schlafly website.
Date: Sept 6th-8th
Time: Fri: 501pm, Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 12-4pm
Place: Schlafly Bottleworks – 7260 Southwest Ave
Be The Match Walk & Run: Run to support people of all ages who are diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases. Seventy percent of people do not have a donor in their family and have to look to outside resources. This run benefits Be The Match Foundation who finds donors for these people. The event will include music, food, kids activities, and local entertainment. Come, run, walk, or just donate and support the cause.
Date: Saturday, Sept 7th
Time: Event Village opens at 7:30am, Tot trot 8:45am, 5K & 1K 9am
Place: Creve Coeur Park – 13725 Marine Ave
Fabulous Flamingo Festival: 4th Annual Fabulous Flamingo Costume Contest and Festival includes the “All Things Pink” costume parade at 10:30am with prizes for ‘best in category’. Bring the family down for family fun including face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, falmingo races, and fun t-shirts.
Date: Saturday, Sept 7th
Place: Citygarden – Downtown
St. Louis Challenge: Urban Scavenger Race: Fun race, which challenges your physical endurance as well as your knowledge of St. Louis. Run through the streets of downtown St. Louis answering clues about monuments and businesses in the area. The top 5 teams back with the most clues win prizes. There are also prizes for Best Costume. Last year the 101 Dalmatians crew won, which I have to say was well deserved. The pre-party and registration is at Over/Under. You can still enter. Check out Living Social today to get entry for only $20. Entry includes event t-shirt and food and drink discounts at Over/Under on race day as well.
Date: September 7th
Place: Begins at Over/Under – Wash Ave
St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party: The 2nd Annual Classic Cocktail Party features special cocktails from local distilleries. Guests can purchase tickets to use for a taste or a full cocktail. Explore the resurgence of the classic cocktail in America by indulging in a great combination of flavors to go with the unique spirits.
Distilleries being showcased: Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling, Pickney Bend Distillery, Square One’s Spirits of St. Louis, The Big O, Cardinal Sin Vodka, Mastermind Vodka, and StilL 630. The event is a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Lafayette Square. It’s also being held in conjunction with the last free Summer Concert in Lafayette Square, featuring PowerPlay as the musical talent.
Date: Saturday, September 7th
Place: Lafayette Park
LouFest: The 3rd annual music festival featuring local and regional acts as well as national acts. This year’s line-up includes: The Killers, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, Jim James, Tef Poe, and so many more. The event also includes interesting activities: an art wall, a market where you can purchase art, threads, and stylish accessories from the St. Louis creative community, a beer garden featuring local craft beers, and delicious Nosh Pit food from Kaldi’s, Dressel’s, Atomic Cowboy, Magoo’s, Mission Taco, Triumph Grill and more. GA Tickets still available: 1-day: $55. 2-day: $95
Date: Sat, Sept 7th-Sun, Sept 8th
Time: Sat: 12pm-11pm, Sun: 12pm-10pm
Place: Central Field, Forest Park
Chefs In A Garden: Enjoy an evening of the finest local food with some of St. Louis’ most talented chefs. The evening features tapas style plates from chefs: Patrick Connolly of Basso, Josh Charles of Elaia + Olio, Nicholas Hatfield of Food Outreach, Kyle Patterson of Lucas Park Grille, Grace Dinsmoor of Nico, Brian Miller of Onesto, Stephen Trouvere of Small Batch, Bethany Budde-Cohen of SqWires, Jim Voss of Overlook Farm, Michael Del Pietro of Tavolo V, John Johnson of 1904 Steak House and Ivy Magruder of Vin de Set. Martin Lopez of Piccione Pasty will be serving dessert. Throughout the night, guests will have the opportunity to taste local cuisine, bid on live and silent auction items, learn about Gateway Greening’s approach to food issues, and make donations through an interactive giving experience. All Proceeds Benefit Gateway Greening. Tickets are $150.
Date: Sunday, September 8th
Place: The Palladium – 1400 N Park Pl
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